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Dian L. Million
AIS 451
Seattle Campus

Critical Conversations in American Indian Studies

Critical issues in American Indian Studies. Topics vary. Offered: Sp.

Class description

Critical Conversations is a seminar/discussion class where students can explore and develop critical thinking on significant issues in the field of American Indian Studies. Through discussion, writing and development of a portfolio each student will consider, interpret and keep a record of their progress in exploring the positions and methods of prominent American Indian scholars on a range of topics. The class provides an opportunity for students who are exploring American Indian Studies to consider the outcomes of different points of view on themes of importance in Indian Country. It is designed to provide a space to develop critical thinking skills for graduate and undergraduate students from other fields who may be interested in the specific topic. It fits in the design for the major by providing an additional space to talk about current methods and theories present in current American Indian Studies.

The topic for Spring Quarter 2007:

Wounded Knees: Race, Gender and Sexual Politics in Native Nationalisms

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Dian L. Million
Date: 03/06/2007